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UtrechtCentral.com - Utrecht CU2030 2

CU2030? CU20NEVER

You Utrechters are tough cookies! You have had so much to put up with over the last few years. Your lungs must be full of brick dust! I have been visiting since 2011 and...

UtrechtCentral.com - Unwelcome floor carpet 0

Welcome to Utrecht?

I love Holland. I particularly love Utrecht. My first girl friend was Dutch. That’s why it is particularly disappointing to write this. Visiting Utrecht last week, I had reason to go to the Tourist...

Leidsche Rijn – The New Face of Utrecht 0

Leidsche Rijn – The New Face of Utrecht

Among all the neighborhoods in Utrecht, Leidsche Rijn is perhaps the most happening place for now. New residential buildings, commercial complexes, and office spaces are fast emerging in this once secluded place. Utrecht municipality...

Unemployment in Utrecht 0

Unemployment in Utrecht

The impact of economic recession is still being felt in Utrecht as is evident from the recent unemployment data. The municipality of Utrecht, like in all other provinces, has a department called Werk en...

Welcome to Shopping Center Overvecht 0

Welcome to Shopping Center Overvecht

The large and sprawling shopping mall in Overvecht forms the nucleus of the neighborhood, for it ever attracts people of all walks of life. If one strolls across the streets surrounding the mall, the...

After Work Drinks, Or Emails? 0

After Work Drinks, Or Emails?

There has been a lot of press recently about the French governments proposal to make it illegal for employers to contact their workers outside working hours. I have seen a variety of responses to...

Social Sustainability Meeting 0

Social Sustainability Meeting

Next weekend I am going to the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability Annual Meeting in Charlotte, USA, where I will co-present a poster with Utrecht University’s Cristina Grasseni. The poster title is Food Sovereignty...

Astronauts, Composers and Dope Testers 0

Astronauts, Composers and Dope Testers

This week the European Innovation Conference takes place in Brussels, and it is free. The Innovation Convention is an essential part of the Innovation Union flagship initiative, the European Union strategy which aims to...

The Music Palace Now 0

The Music Palace Now

This week, construction workers have begun decorating the new building of MuziekPaleis in the center of Utrecht with nice dotted walls. Now we start to get the idea of how the Music Palace will...